Ann Arbor


SkySpecs entered the wind energy industry in 2014 as an automated drone inspection company. After quickly earning a leading position in the United States and European markets, conducting over 23,000 onshore and offshore inspections for the biggest wind energy owners in the space, we grew our services and capabilities to offer a full-wrap operations and maintenance suite of solutions.

What this means to the industry, is that we can now present multi-layered solutions to our customers that include analytics, wind turbine blade expertise, collaborative software to manage and analyze massive amounts of data, spot trends, create plans for high-cost repair campaigns, collaborate on complex projects, and – ultimately – reduce the cost and risk within the industry, making wind energy more attainable for the world.

In the last 18 months, SkySpecs has tripled its staff, opened a new office in Amsterdam, moved to a new space in Ann Arbor, and welcomed several key players in the industry to our team. It’s been a thrilling ride, and we are poised for even more growth in the second half of 2019.


SkySpecs is seeking a Robotics Autonomy Engineer that will develop software that allows autonomous systems to collect and assess diagnostic information about wind turbine blades. You will initially be developing software for an autonomous drone equipped with a computer, LiDAR, inertial sensors, GPS, cameras, actuators, and other sensors as-needed. The ideal candidate for this position has deep knowledge and experience in autonomous systems across a depth of disciplines including navigation, perception, mapping, planning, and control. Applicants for this position are required to be great team players and will be expected to learn and adapt quickly.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years’ relevant research/project/Industry experience (or) Master’s degree and relevant experience
  • Experience developing C/C++ applications
  • Skilled in developing software for compute/memory-constrained real-time systems
  • Experience developing navigation, mapping, state estimation, or control software for autonomous systems
  • Comfortable working in Unix-based environments
  • Familiarity with linear algebra, probability, statistics, kinematics, dynamics, and coordinate transformations
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Computer vision and machine learning experience
  • Proficiency working with hardware
  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping with LiDAR experience
  • Experience working with robotic aerial platforms
  • Experience with scripting languages (Julia, Bash, Python, NodeJS, or similar)
  • Experience working with the Amazon Web Services suite of technologies, primarily S3, Lambda, IAM, Cognito
  • Startup experience


  • A motivated self-starter, able to prioritize, multitask and operate in the fast-paced environment of a growth-stage company
  • Comfortable creating processes and procedures where none may yet exist
  • Extremely focused on customer needs
  • A strong verbal and written communicator


  • A flexible work schedule and work environment
  • The respect of your teammates regardless of department or skillset
  • The option of working from home when it suits you and your team
  • A fun, energetic, often entertaining workplace that is open and accepting of all interests
  • A great downtown Ann Arbor office with access to coffee, shopping, bars, restaurants, etc.
  • An open vacation policy (our policy is: Get your work done; be reliable; go above and
  • beyond because you want to; and take rest and relaxation when you need it!).
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance


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